Lea Meier, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Division of Systems Neuroscience of Psychopathology
Translational Research Center
University of Bern

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Research interests

  • Methods: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL)
  • Olfactory stimulation in fMRI
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
  • Neural correlates of human emotions
  • Neurobiology of auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia



Meier L, Federspiel A, Jann K, Wiest R, Strik W, Dierks T (2018). Thirst-dependent activity of the insular cortex reflects its emotion-related subdivision: a cerebral blood flow study. Neuroscience, 383, 170 – 177.

Meier L, Friedrich H, Federspiel A, Jann K, Morishima Y, Landis B. N, Wiest R, Strik W, Dierks T (2015). Rivalry of homeostatic and sensory-evoked emotions: Dehydration attenuates olfactory disgust and its neural correlates. NeuroImage, 114, 120 – 127.

Liechti M. D, Maurizio S, Heinrich H, Jäncke L, Meier L, Steinhausen H.-C, Walitza S, Drechsler R, Brandeis D (2012). First clinical trial of tomographic neurofeedback in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: evaluation of voluntary cortical control. Clin Neurophysiol, 123(10), 1989–2005.